red-tagging complaint

IBON backs moves vs red-tagging, hits Ombudsman inaction

April 11, 2022

The Office of the Ombudsman is reinforcing the culture of impunity by turning a cold shoulder to mounting criminal complaints against government officials red-tagging activists. This includes IBON’s complaint filed over two years ago.

Ombudsman sitting on IBON red-tagging complaint for a year

February 11, 2021

The Ombudsman is becoming an enabler of the non-stop red-tagging by its failure to take action on IBON’s complaint filed a year ago. The Ombudsman should live up to its mandate and take immediate steps to hold red-tagging officials accountable.

Ombudsman’s inaction is making it a red-tagging enabler — IBON

November 2, 2020

NEWS

Action on IBON’s complaint is more urgent than ever with the issuance of the implementing rules and regulations of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Law which is facing 37 petitions against it at the Supreme Court.

IBON opens to gov’t inspection days before anti-terrorism law effectivity

July 15, 2020

NEWS

With the Anti-Terrorism Law soon coming into effect, research group IBON opened their office for inspection by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Bgy. Sacred Heart officials. The ocular inspection was requested to show IBON’s transparency and prove the absence of illegal materials and equipment on the premises.

Gov’t creating pretext to use Anti-Terrorism Law against IBON?

July 11, 2020

The persistent falsehoods and malicious accusations spread by the PNA and NTF-ELCAC appear to be laying the groundwork for the Anti-Terrorism Law to be used against the institution and its research and education work. These accusations are however baseless and IBON will continue to explain socioeconomic and political issues, uphold the interest of the marginalized majority of Filipinos, and advocate against unjust and inequitable economic structures.

Responses of Parlade and Badoy prove IBON’s case

February 12, 2020

NEWS

IBON takes solace in how the outbursts of Parlade and Badoy provide additional evidence for the Ombudsman of the officials’ misdeeds and misconduct.

IBON defies and will overcome red-tagging

February 10, 2020

IBON filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman to hold government officials accountable for their malicious and baseless red-tagging of so many activists, individuals and groups especially since the creation of the so-called National Task Force to End Local Communism and Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in 2018. We focused on red-tagging because this is […]

IBON files historic first red-tagging complaint with Ombudsman against Parlade, Badoy, Esperon

February 9, 2020

The NTF-ELCAC has launched “a rabid vilification campaign against members of civil society by arbitrarily and unjustly branding them as fronts of the CPP-NPA, which have been declared as “terrorists” by the President